Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Alone for another week: Day One

Okay, so this was supposed to be the first day of the second week of what was going to be a three or four week job. We even have the paperwork for the third week, only we've been told that there isn't enough business for a full third week. In fact, he may not even work Saturday, and we have no idea what is going to happen next week.

So that sucks a bit. The original plan was for me to stay here the first two weeks, and then depending on how much work I got done and how I felt (and also how much money would be involved) we would decide if I was going with him the third or fourth weeks. I'm not sure if I would have wanted to go, even if I had sufficient work done to feel good about the idea, but not having the option anymore bothers me.

And of course, they may not have any other work for him to do instead of going to Shreveport, so that sucks too.

The other thing that I was going to do was attempt to do the dollar a day diet thing for two weeks, but it is best to do that sort of thing when I have the place to myself. I came very close to doing it yesterday, except that we had ice cream, and I'm not sure how much the ice cream adds to the daily total, but I think it was between twenty-five and fifty cents, which is way too much if you can only spend a dollar.

It is easier for me to do without such things when I am alone, so I might have to settle for having just doing the dollar a day thing for the next five days instead of the next fourteen.

Or, if my husband is out of work for another two weeks, we may end up both doing it, not as an experiment, but just because we don't have any money left.

1 comment:

dmarks said...

Going 25 to 50 cents over for ice cream doesn't sound like a big deal. I see the one-time eating out, which can take a week's "dollar a day" budget out right there, as a bigger deal.